[[ Pdf ]] The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First First Author Jonah Keri – Intimatenights.co.uk

The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First First The rise of the Rays over the last half decade has been so improbable it seems as if it was done by magic It wasnt It took hard work, know how, luck, andas the title of this book suggeststhose little moves on the margins that make all the difference THE EXTRA % is far from a financial research paper, thoughit is a fun, lively, and very smart read that might just make you into a Rays fan Will Leitch, author ofAre We WinningJonah Keri has given us a fascinating look at how the Tampa Bay Devil Rays became winners THE EXTRA % is a captivating book if you love baseball, but its an evencaptivating book if you love success Joe Posnanski, senior writer,Sports IllustratedTampa Bay winning the American League East ahead of the Yankees and the Red Sox twice in three years is one of the most underappreciated sports accomplishments of the last twenty years Jonah Keri has written a combination business book and wonderful collection of anecdotes that should allow the reader to easily answer the question What was Tampa Bay thinking as well as understand how difficult it will always be for a team in that market to open its competitive window for longer than three years at a time Peter Gammons, three time National Sportswriter of the Year The Tampa Bay Rayswith their ma and pa sized budgethave gone head to head with baseballs two superpowers, the Yankees and the Red Sox In the superb THE EXTRA %, Jonah Keri explains how and why in a way that will remind readers of Michael LewissMoneyball Buster Olney, senior writer,ESPN The Magazine, and author ofHow Lucky You Can BeAll baseball fans ever ask for is hope hope not only for a season out of their dreams, but also for leaders smart enougJonah Keri is a sports and stock market writer His take on the issues is influenced by objective analysis and biased Canadianism Jonah s sports writing has appeared at ESPN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many others He is also the editor and co author of Baseball Between the Numbers, among others Jonah covers the stock market for Investor s Business Daily, and his podcast is one of the Web s most popular sports podcastsADER BIO Lloyd James has been narrating since , has recorded over five hundred books in almost every genre, has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards, and is a two time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award Lloyd s background as a performer includes extensive work in classical theater and folk music He lives in Maryland with his wife and children


About the Author: Jonah Keri

Jonah Keri currently covers baseball for CBS Sports and Sports Illustrated He is the host of The Jonah Keri Podcast, on the Nerdist network.He is the author of Up, Up, and Away The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi , the Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos Random House Canada, 2014.He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Extra 2% How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First ESPN Books Ballantine, 2011 He also edited and co authored Baseball Between the Numbers Basic, 2006 , and has contributed to many other books From 2011 to 2015 Jonah was the Lead Baseball Writer for Grantland From 1999 to 2010 he covered the stock market for Investor s Business Daily Jonah s writing has appeared in ESPN.com, SI.com, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Baseball Prospectus, FanGraphs.com, Bloomberg Sports, Montreal Gazette, and many other publications.Jonah is a native of Montreal and currently lives in Denver He profoundly hopes to see Tim Raines enter the Hall of Fame.



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